A bimonthly magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany's capital


With the United Kingdom running ever more adrift, some are turning the spotlight on Switzerland and its relationship with the EU.


Italy enters a tricky phase of political instability.


Don’t read too much into Angela Merkel’s proposal for a burqa ban.


Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the future of German-American relations.


The dire situation in Greece and turmoil in Turkey are making the current refugee deal unsustainable.


Europe’s social democrats, the SPD in particular, need the courage of their convictions.


The next US president could spell the end of the liberal international order.


No one expected shale producers to survive extended low oil prices, but they have. The next act could prove even more destabilizing.


How the EU, Russia, and China can protect the Iran nuclear deal.

President-elect Donald Trump has suggested alarming changes to American trade policy.


Assertive rhetoric about European security autonomy rings hollow.


President-elect Trump’s relationship with Putin is likely to run into obstacles.


As his last bow in Europe, Barack Obama passionately defended Western values with “his closest ally,” Angela Merkel.


Will France fall to the West’s populist surge, too?

Germany awakes to the reality of a Trump presidency.


A pop-up “Damascus Goethe Institute in Exile” is fostering exchanges in Berlin.


The British High Court ruling in support of parliamentary sovereignty is giving Theresa May’s government a headache or two.


Angela Merkel is likely to continue as Germany’s chancellor.


The CETA debacle points to a hard Brexit.


Germany’s infrastructure is endangered by both politics and bureaucracy.